Static Text in LightSwitch

In this article you you will see how to create static text in LightSwitch.


Static means that something doesn't change. Static text is text that the user can't change or we can say text that remains constant on every document is called static text. The type of static text is a label. 

Step by step solution

Step 1 : Open Visual Studio LightSwitch->Right click on screen->Add new screen.

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Step 2 : Select list and details screen->Write screen name (Static text)->Select screen data none->Ok.

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Step 3 : Add new group.

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Step 4 : Expand rows layout->Select columns layout.

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Step 5 : Add data item->Select local property->Type (string)->Write name (Text )->Ok.

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Step 6 : Move Text from static text screen to columns layout.

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Step 7 : Now go to text property->Control type (Label)->Label position (None)->Font style (Heading 1).

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Step 8 : Go to write code->Select statictext_InitializeDataWorkspace.

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using
System;
using System.Linq;
using System.IO;
using System.IO.IsolatedStorage;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using Microsoft.LightSwitch;
using Microsoft.LightSwitch.Framework.Client;
using Microsoft.LightSwitch.Presentation;
using Microsoft.LightSwitch.Presentation.Extensions;
namespace LightSwitchApplication
{
    public partial class StaticText
    {
        partial void StaticText_InitializeDataWorkspace(List<IDataService> saveChangesTo)
        {
            Text = "Welcome in Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011.......";
        }
    }
}

Step 9 : Run application (Press F5).

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